About Raphael Guimarães

Coaching Director

Elite Soccer 1-on-1 offers private soccer training services to boys and girls ages 8 and up in all of Massachusetts. Started in 2010, we have helped hundreds of players reach their soccer goals by emphasizing the technical training aspect of their game.

We have all heard the phrase “Practice Makes Perfect” but Elite Soccer 1-on-1 believes that “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect”.

We have developed a training approach that is personalized to each individual’s need. Our coaches will provide a fun and positive learning environment with emphasis on technical details. This environment allows for players to learn, execute, motivate and reach their individual goals.

Raphael was born and raised in Anapolis, Goias, Brazil, where he started playing soccer at a young age and developed his skills through playing the beautiful game on the streets of Brasil.

Raphael was an Ashland High School (Ashland, MA) varsity starter for 4 years, earning two Southern-MA All-Star awards and MVP of the Southern-MA Div 1 All-Star Game in 2003, with a record of 56 goals and 27 assists over four years. Following high school he attended Franklin Pierce University 2005-2008 where he was a NCAA Div2 National Finalist as a freshman in 2005, and earned NCAA Adidas First Team All-American Honors as a sophomore in 2006. Raphael transferred to Central Connecticut State University in 2008 and played there as a senior, during which he was invited to play in the New England All-Star Game. After graduating college, Raphael played professionally for Närpes Kraft FF in Finland in 2010.

    Playing Experience:

  • 2010 played professionally for Kraft FF in Närpes, Finland
  • 2008-2010 Central Connecticut State University Starter
  • 2005-2007 Franklin Pierce university starter.
  • 2004-2005 Brighton Academy Prep starter.
  • 2000-2004 Ashland high School varsity starter.

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect